Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier

(HealthDay News) -- A baby carrier is a convenient way to keep your child close and comfortable.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these guidelines for selecting one:

  • Check the carrier's weight limits to make sure your baby isn't too small or large.

  • Look for a carrier with head and neck support, especially for a young infant. Skip carriers that form baby into a C-shape or allows baby's head to drop forward so the chin could touch the chest. Make sure the carrier doesn't touch baby's face.

  • Check that the carrier is easy to load and fasten. It should also be comfortable for you to wear, especially as baby grows.